WASHINGTON (WWJ) – More than a million GE dishwashers have been recalled after several reports of fires.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission said GE is recalling 1.3 million GE, GE Adora, GE Eterna, GE Profile and Hotpoint dishwashers due to an electrical failure in the dishwasher’s heating element that can pose a fire hazard.
All models were sold in black, white, bisque, steel exterior colors and finishes. (For model and serial numbers, click here).
GE has received seven reports of fires, three of which caused extensive property damage. No injuries have been reported.
The dishwashers were sold between March 2006 and August 2009 for $350 to $850. They came in black, white, bisque, stainless steel and CleanSteel colors and finishes.
The CCSC said people should immediately stop using the recalled dishwashers, disconnect the electric supply by shutting off the fuse or circuit breaker controlling it and inform all users of the dishwasher about the risk of fire.
Consumers are asked not to return the dishwashers to the store, but instead to contact GE for a free in-home repair or to receive a GE rebate towards the purchase of a new dishwasher.
For more information, you can call GE at 866-918-8760 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit www.geappliances.com/recall.